Slavery

Juneteenth celebration in 1900 at Eastwoods Park.
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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is one of the most important events in our nation’s history. On June 19, 1865 enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas were notified by Union troops they, along with all other enslaved black people in the state, were free by...Read More

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Putting White Supremacy on a Pedestal

These and other monuments matter because what we put in public space matters. At a moment of pronounced social and cultural tensions, we as historians, as public intellectuals, and as Americans, must ask difficult questions, seek new answers, and...Read More